Asked on Oct 14, 2017

How do I get dust off my African violet leaves - spraying isn't effect

Kim Holly McCoySharonJan


9 answers
  • Cheryl A
    on Oct 14, 2017

    use a blow dryer on low and cool settings
  • Barbara Baldwin
    on Oct 14, 2017

    I know. Even if you do no more than think about touching a leaf the violet dies...I use a soft paint brush..
  • Ash29835428
    on Oct 14, 2017

    You don't. African violets do not let like water on leaves and it often "rots" the leaf. Water from the base and the whole plant will brighten. Remove dead or wilted leaves from the bottom and Do Not Overwater. Minimize touching as violet can respond negatively to some people's touch. I currently have almost 20 growing in my house.
  • Alberta Coulter
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Try using a hair dryer on low to blow the dust off. Be careful not to burn the leaves. Or try using a soft bristled artists paint brush.
  • Momma
    on Oct 14, 2017

    I use the paintbrush method.
  • Kor24924493
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Clean your house first .
    • Genie
      on Oct 14, 2017

      Ha! I wish ... live in the desert and could 'dust' twice a day to no avail
  • Jan
    on Oct 14, 2017

    Horsehair paint brush about 1 or 2" in width.

  • Sharon
    on Oct 14, 2017

    blow dryer on cool
  • Kim Holly McCoy
    on Oct 14, 2017

    bkow dryer
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